Nuclear warning was sounded in Rasen by Liberal candidate

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PLANS for the possible transportation of nuclear waste through Market Rasen by rail caught the attention back in 1986.

Liberal parliamentary candidate David Grace sounded the warning as he spoke to party faithfuls.

The issue was also being raised at the forthcoming town council meeting, with particular concerns as Rasen’s railway line passes through the town at roof top level..

Other news this week 25 years ago:

l Two local dogs made the grade at the Crufts Show.

Solomon of Dialynn, owned by Marion Spavin, notched up his third win, taking the dog challenge certificate and best of breed.

Tibetan Terrier Zyling Atani of Dialynn, owned by Dianna Spavin, won the limit dog class.

Jasper, as he was known at home, was also a best in show winner and a best puppy at the Tibetan Breed Championship.

l The future of the Caistor cub pack was under threat, even though there was a waiting list to join the weekly meetings.

Leaders Margaret Yule and Margaret Mitchell were due to retire and the group were appealing for new leaders to come forward so they could continue.

l Also at Caistor, pet owners were distressed after their pets were poisoned.

Rat poison had resulted in the deaths of two pet cats and a third had gone missing from the Fountain Street area.

Vets confirmed the deaths were caused by rat poison, which it was believed had been laid in the Westbourne Grove and Church Street areas, favourite hunting grounds of the dead cats.

l Elderly people in Market Rasen voiced their concerns about a new pelican crossing.

The crossing was originally planned to be placed outside the post office in Queen Street, but plans were announced it was to be sited further up Queen Street closer to road junctions.

Members of the Salvation Army, who ran a 104-strong Over 60s Club, were amongst those backing the town council in a bid to persuade highway planners to reverse their resiting decision.

It was reported, the change came about following an approach by the town’s Chamber of Trade, whose members were accused of putting profits before the people.

l A Binbrook airman was arrested in connection with a bomb hoax.

The airman, in his early 20s, was remanded for court martial and was also helping RAF police with their enquiries into the spate of fires on the camp.

Seven suspicious fires had occurred at Binbrook Camp since July 1985, with the most serious being in July when £30,000 worth of damage was caused when a block known as Alcatraz was set alight.

Fortunately, no one had been injured in the fires to date.

l Market Rasen’s tennis club was given a reprieve, after district planners threw out an outline application to build on the courts.

Market Rasen representative, Coun Sid Langford, said the Willoughby Club was one the town could not afford to lose and that he hoped for Sports Council support if the application went to appeal.

And finally ........

l Firecrews from Market Rasen, Wragby and Lincoln were called out to Wickenby following a problem on the railway.

The firemen were asked to standby following a brake failure on a petrol tanker on the Rasen to Lincoln line.

The rogue tanker was isolated on a siding, but there were no serious problems.